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Gastroenterology

  • Charles H. Duckett

Abstract

The gastrointestinal tract is a complex organ system responsible for the movement, the digestion, and the eventual absorption of nutrients and water from ingested food and fluids. Because of the large surface and the multiple neural and chemical elements involved, pathologic states may assume many forms.

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Gastric Ulcer Family Physician 
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